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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Advice for Harpswell critics of SAD 75

    As a resident of Harpswell I have seen a lot of bickering going on between one person or another for a multitude of reasons. The residents of this seaside town seem to have an inability to get together to reach any kind of a consensus on many issues. This time, Mr. McIntyre and his posse have d...

  • Letter: Beware of Cumberland zoning changes

    Eighty percent of Cumberland is zoned RR1 or RR2 (rural-residential) which currently allows mineral extraction (sand, gravel, loam, top soil, clay, etc.) and water extraction. These type of activities, in my opinion, are commercial/industrial uses and should not be allowed in residential zones.

  • Letter: LePage's explanation falls short

    I come from simple people, many with high school educations, some with less. I'm sure some of my Canadian great aunts and uncles would not have known English words like "civility." But they came to the United States to assimilate, to work hard, to be good citizens. My father's folks grew up on ...

  • Letter: Encouraged by Cumberland development

    I am really interested in the plans for development of the Doane Property in Cumberland, and have been since it was first proposed several years ago. Now that David Bateman is involved, I'm even more excited. I met David and his son several times when our Longwoods Alpaca Farm was using the bar...

  • The Universal Notebook: Caught in the middle of media wars

    Last year at this time, FairPoint Communications, our bankrupt phone company, was threatening to disconnect 20,000 Great Works Internet customers (The Universal Notebook, Jan. 18, 2010) after jacking up its line rate for unused fiberoptic cable from $50 a mile to $1,100 a mile and then claiming G...

  • No Sugar Added: The agony of the feet

    If the stock market had the same rate of growth as my children’s feet, we’d really be living large. Today I had the pleasure of, once again, making the annual pilgrimage to the ski shop; to grimace as the ski shop boys (can they really be called men when they say things like &l... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: The case for moving Falmouth Memorial Library

    The trustees of Falmouth Memorial Library deeply appreciate the Town Council’s November vote that recognized the library’s need for space and goal to identify a flexible solution reflecting the programming space recommendations of library consultant Nolan Lushington. A diverse ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Resolve, not rage, after slight by LePage

    I admit I was quite surprised when Gov. Paul LePage’s camp announced that no poetry would be read at his inauguration. As the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance – a 35-year-old nonprofit devoted to enriching the cultural life of Maine by supporting the l... 1